Restaurant Worker Accused of Stealing Phone Is Punched

Desserts also tossed on floor during confrontation at South Norwalk Italian restaurant.

A woman upset because she thought a restaurant worker attempted to steal her cell phone is accused of causing a ruckus Thursday night inside an Italian eatery in South Norwalk.

Police were called to Jordan's Too Restaurant & Pizza, 252 Flax Hill Rd., at 9:29 p.m. on a report an employee had been assaulted.

Officers were told a woman had a meal there, then left, leaving her cell phone on the table. An employee said he noticed the phone and put it on a shelf at the cash register for when she came back to get it.

When she returned and was told the phone had been found and put aside, she accused an employee of attempting to steal it. The woman allegedly punched the employee in the face four times, then went over to a refrigerator case and pulled out various desserts, tossing them on the floor.

The woman left before police arrived, but based on a description provided by the restaurant's workers, they searched the neighborhood and located a suspect at the intersection of Buda and Oak streets.

Police said the suspect, later identified as Yasheika Battle, appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, and gave them a false name. They brought her back to Jordan's where an employee identified her as the woman who had been there earlier, police said.

Battle, 33, of 45 Ely Ave., was charged with breach of peace and held overnight in lieu of $500 bond. She was arraigned Friday afternoon in Superior Court in Norwalk, where her bond was held at the same amount.

Man Says Cash, Bank Card Stolen During Street Robbery

A man called police Thursday night reporting he was the victim of a strong arm robbery.

The man said he was standing outside a grocery store at 133 South Main St. when two men grabbed his throat from behind. He said one then reached into his back pocket, stealing his Guatemala identification card, a bank card and $140 cash.

Police said the 28-year-old victim, who appeared intoxicated, provided them with the name of a suspect. He did report any injury.


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